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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 11, 2019.

Who Needs Jimmy Butler When You've Got Uhh Derrick Rose

Who Needs Jimmy Butler When You've Got Uhh Derrick Rose

The Timberwolves held Jimmy Butler out of their Halloween home game against the Utah Jazz, for honestly who knows what reason . Shams says it’s part of “a six-week-long process aimed at getting the All-Star out of Minnesota.” Woj says it was for rest. Either way, the Jazz are tough customers, and sitting Butler seemed like waving the white flag. And then Derrick Rose—Derrick Rose!—took 31...

Gabe Fernandez Gabe Fernandez Jun 30, 2019.

Karl-Anthony Towns's Leadership Role Is Starting To Emerge

Karl-Anthony Towns's Leadership Role Is Starting To Emerge

Karl-Anthony Towns has shown signs of improvement both in his demeanor and on-court play since Jimmy Butler was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. But while his numbers have been steadily on the rise, he hasn’t exactly been put into the position yet where the Timberwolves needed him to seize control of a game—especially since the big trade. That moment finally came on Saturday against the...

Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Mar 06, 2019. 4 comments

Turns Out Karl-Anthony Towns Is Still Pretty Good

Turns Out Karl-Anthony Towns Is Still Pretty Good
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It’s wild to remember that this time last season the Timberwolves were cruising to 47 wins in a deeper Western Conference, headed for their first playoff appearance in 14 years. With Jimmy Butler reunited with head coach Tom Thibodeau, and Karl-Anthony Towns ascending, and Andrew Wiggins uhh making a lot of money,...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jan 31, 2019. 6 comments

These Damn Memphis Grizzlies Suffer Another Exquisitely Painful Loss

These Damn Memphis Grizzlies Suffer Another Exquisitely Painful Loss

Things are getting mighty sad in Memphis . Franchise cornerstones Mike Conley and Marc Gasol are on the trading block. Their once-promising start to the season has spiraled nightmarishly into full-blown, total hell. Monday night they blew a 25-point lead at home and suffered through an agonizing last-minute Kyle Anderson meltdown en route to their 20th loss in 24 games. They need a win, but...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jan 16, 2019. 10 comments

Master Shit-Talker Joel Embiid Rubs Salt In The Timberwolves' Fresh Wounds

Master Shit-Talker Joel Embiid Rubs Salt In The Timberwolves' Fresh Wounds

The 76ers beat the absolute hell out of the Minnesota Timberwolves Tuesday night, by the score of 149–107. This was supposed to be the heated and fiercely contested first meeting between Jimmy Butler and his former Timberwolves teammates, but instead it was a savage massacre. Butler was only needed for 28 minutes of burn in the anticlimactic clash.

Whether or not the young Timberwolves are...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Jan 09, 2019.

Karl-Anthony Towns Is Sneakily Becoming An Adept Passer

Karl-Anthony Towns Is Sneakily Becoming An Adept Passer
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Karl-Anthony Towns has gone on a tear in the new year, averaging 28.3 points on 62 percent true shooting and 15.0 boards through three games. A more surprising and slightly longer-running trend, meanwhile, is his average of 4.6 assists over his last 10 games. As a seven-footer with range out to three and...

Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Nov 09, 2018. 14 comments

Something's Eating Karl-Anthony Towns 

Something's Eating Karl-Anthony Towns 

Something isn’t quite right in Minnesota, and it cannot be purely explained by Jimmy Butler’s abject buttitude. Right before the season started, Karl-Anthony Towns said, “This momentum we’re riding right now, this wave we’re riding, it’s not good. It’s not good at all.” When asked why the Wolves had been struggling to play coherent 48-minute games, Towns channeled some Stephen A. Smith syntax...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 25, 2018. 13 comments

Let's Briefly Check In On The Minnesota Timberwolves

Let's Briefly Check In On The Minnesota Timberwolves

Now seems like a time to pop in and see what’s going on with the T-Wolves, and specifically Karl-Anthony Towns, who spent the last few weeks of the offseason getting shat on by teammate and supreme cheesebutt Jimmy Butler.

Ah, so it’s like that.

Towns is currently shooting 42 percent from the field and scoring just 16 points per game. He finished with 14 points last night in a 112-105 loss...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 13, 2018. 16 comments

Tom Thibodeau Seems Pretty Okay With Jimmy Butler Taking A Doo-Doo On His Whole Team

Tom Thibodeau Seems Pretty Okay With Jimmy Butler Taking A Doo-Doo On His Whole Team

Jimmy Butler does not want to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He’s made this desire perfectly clear, first by demanding a trade and then by staging a media circus built on the one-two punch of humiliating his teammates in practice and then going on TV immediately afterwards to continue shitting on them . Now would definitely be a good time for Timberwolves head coach and president of...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Oct 11, 2018. 19 comments

Jimmy Butler Continues Trashing The Timberwolves And Karl-Anthony Towns In Post-Practice Interview

Jimmy Butler Continues Trashing The Timberwolves And Karl-Anthony Towns In Post-Practice Interview

The Minnesota Timberwolves are having such a bad day today. It started with Jimmy Butler showing up late to practice, subbing himself into five-on-five scrimmages, and taking a gigantic shit on basically every central figure in the organization —Tom Thibodeau, Scott Layden, Andrew Wiggins, and especially Karl-Anthony Towns. It has since gotten worse!

Butler reportedly walked out of practice...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Oct 07, 2018.

At Least One Minnesota Timberwolves Star Doesn't Have A Problem With Commitment

At Least One Minnesota Timberwolves Star Doesn't Have A Problem With Commitment

While they’re still in the midst of figuring out what to do with malcontented soon-to-be free agent Jimmy Butler , the Minnesota Timberwolves at least made a bit of good news this weekend, locking up their long-term franchise guy for the foreseeable future. Karl-Anthony Towns, a man who has been indirectly called “not a star” by his teammate Butler and also “a fucking pussy” by same on at...

Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Sep 20, 2018. 15 comments

"League Sources" Say Karl-Anthony Towns Is A Donkey

"League Sources" Say Karl-Anthony Towns Is A Donkey

All the reporting about the souring of the relationship between Jimmy Butler and the Timberwolves points to fit issues between Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Andrew Wiggins. Butler’s “honest conversations” with Wolves brass led in short order to a trade request, and a list of preferred trade partners that suggested Butler was prioritizing teams with major cap flexibility for his next...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Sep 18, 2018. 19 comments

All Is Not Well In Minnesota

All Is Not Well In Minnesota

Jimmy Butler helped the Minnesota Timberwolves improve their win total by a whopping 16 games from the 2016-2017 season to last season. Playing with one of the NBA’s most promising young big men and surrounded by, umm, a familiar cast of playoff-tested veterans , it would seem that Butler has landed in a near ideal spot for the next phase of his career.

But Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic...

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Apr 18, 2018. 4 comments

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Laura Wagner Laura Wagner Mar 31, 2018. 14 comments

Ben Simmons Used An Air-Tight Argument To Try And Get Karl-Anthony Towns To Stay Up And Play Video Games With Him

Ben Simmons Used An Air-Tight Argument To Try And Get Karl-Anthony Towns To Stay Up And Play Video Games With Him

During a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds streaming session last night, Sixers rookie Ben Simmons tried to convince Karl-Anthony Towns, who was logging off, to play a round with him.

Towns used the same excuse a lot of people use when trying to put down the sticks: he had work the next morning. But Simmons saw right through that excuse.

He’s right. The Hawks suck a whole lot.

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Mar 07, 2018. 10 comments

Timberwolves Collectively Melt Down During Costly Conference Loss

Timberwolves Collectively Melt Down During Costly Conference Loss

In the fourth quarter of Friday night’s Jazz win over the Timberwolves, Jeff Teague tracked Ricky Rubio in transition up the left sideline and randomly checked him into the row of courtside seats. The penalty for Teague was a scolding from Jazz forward Jae Crowder, and a Flagrant 2 foul, and an ejection, with five minutes left in what was then a nine-point game.

However you happen to feel...

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Emma Baccellieri Emma Baccellieri Jan 17, 2018. 11 comments

And Now For Some Stupidly Bad Defense From Karl-Anthony Towns

And Now For Some Stupidly Bad Defense From Karl-Anthony Towns

Joel Embiid is talented and charming and big, a combination of qualities which can reasonably be quite daunting in anyone, but especially so in a basketball player. Karl-Anthony Towns’s strategy for handling all that during the second quarter tonight was just to panic-jump, arms outstretched, at a random point along Embiid’s general path. It did not work:

You tried. If one is willing to use a...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Jan 12, 2018. 8 comments

Jimmy Butler Did Not Enjoy That Football Game

Jimmy Butler Did Not Enjoy That Football Game

The Wolves whomped the Cavs last night , 127-99, as LeBron James played one of the spottiest games of his career. But for Jimmy Butler—heard here hollering in the background—the night’s real emotional stakes only came afterwards, as he watched the final moments of the college football championship. Karl-Anthony Towns trolled him with a well-timed “Roll Tide,” but Butler wasn’t having it.

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Nov 26, 2017. 11 comments

The Minnesota Timberwolves Are Up To Their Same Old Bullshit

The Minnesota Timberwolves Are Up To Their Same Old Bullshit

The Minnesota Timberwolves are 7-5, and 4-1 at home, and 11th in the NBA in offense, with a pair of wins over the hot-shot Oklahoma City Thunder already on their résumé. That’s good! On the other hand they don’t seem, today, like a team that’s having a very good time, fresh off a loss to the Phoenix Suns in which their defense was completely powerless to stop Devin Booker and T.J. Warren. It...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Nov 03, 2017. 15 comments

Ricky Rubio Is Done Waiting For The Timberwolves To Get Good

Ricky Rubio Is Done Waiting For The Timberwolves To Get Good

It’s still way too early to be disappointed in the Minnesota Timberwolves, who fell to 3-7 after losing to the Charlotte Hornets last night. Still, this is a team that came into the season riding a massive wave of hype—KAT and Wiggins are stars! Thibodeau is there to whip them into shape! Kris Dunn—but things just haven’t clicked yet, and veteran point guard Ricky Rubio is losing...

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